Join the innovative designer behind the Alabama Chanin brand in her studio to learn timeless hand stitching techniques to create elegant wardrobe pieces. Using the stencil pattern provided or one of your own, you'll apply your designs to two layers of soft and supple cotton jersey, then choose from a variety of appliqué styles. You can add embroidery and beading to further customize your coat. Finally, you'll learn construction and finishing techniques for your coat, including felled seams with topstitching, pocket insertion, shapely darts and sleeve-edge ribbing – all achieved with simple hand stitching.
Meet designer Natalie Chanin and learn about the included Vogue pattern
Add sewing techniques to your repertoire that will make hand embroidery a breeze
Prepare your pattern pieces for embellishment
Create and use an elegant filigree stencil to mark your fabric
Stitch and cut out reverse appliqué and negative reverse appliqué
Add appliqué elements with a variety of embroidery stitches such as whipstitch, blanket stitch and herringbone
Attach beads and sequins for another layer of texture
Assemble your coat, including seams, slash pockets and darts
Create the finishing details for your gorgeous, one-of-a-kind garment
Is there a hole in your favorite T-shirt? Learn how to mend it!
“I have absolutely loved watching this course. I am so impressed with the information and techniques provided. I am an advanced seamstress but this course is geared to anyone that wants to make a one-of-a-kind garment.”